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Human Rights Activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde’s Special Leave Petition rejected by Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of human right activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in connection with the false and fabricated Bhima Koregaon violence case.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and MR Shah asked both the petitioners that the Court is not inclined to entertain their plea for anticipatory bail under the Code of Criminal Procedure at the moment and asked them to surrender their passports forthwith. This is nothing but denying them their basic rights guaranteed by the constitution of India.

The court abruptly dismissed the Special Leave Petition challenging the February 15 Bombay High Court order, which very negligently a prima facie case stands against them on the basis of materials on record.

It is quite clear that, those who have Marxist ideology cannot be sentenced to imprisonment. It is blatant art of state to discourage and oppress us for working towards egalitarian society.

Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Teltumbde and Navlakha respectively, argued that the incriminatory letters submitted before the court were not theirs and were instead recovered from another person.

Singhvi, further submitted that Navlakha has been involved in the dialogue process where the government had engaged him in a peace process.

Violence had broken out between Dalits and Marathas in the village of Bhima Koregaon near Pune on January 1, 2018, a day after an event in Pune called the Elgar Parishad was organised to commemorate the 200the anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle between the East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy.

Only one person died in violence during a bandh called by Dalit outfits the following day. Many eye witnesses says that the rioters were right wing peoples led sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote. They want to unfurl their agenda of Hindu Rashtra hence they are tasting the ground for it by their conspiracy.

Pune Police named only 11 of the 23 accused in the FIR, including Sudhir Dhawale, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, P Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha. All those are noted human rights activists. This shows that, government is trying to neutralize people who are struggling for people’s human rights.

Except for Teltumbde and Navlakha, the others were arrested by the police in June and August 2018 in connection with the violence. They were accused of having links with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist). They denied the bail on grounds which seems suspicious. As today we can understand from very recent news of former CJI has been given nomination in Rajya Sabha. It is outright dismantling of Separation of Power without taking into consideration a wider effect of it. There is wide possibility that it is nothing but quid pro quo. It is sad arrangement between government and supreme court.

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